To Al and all of Jewish faith or ancestry I wish a most pleasant and happy Hannukah. To all others who celebrate it, Merry Christmas.
Al, you have brought me untold pleasure ever since I first encountered your passion for the Cubs on usenet (seems like decades ago doesn't it?). Having a place to go to read so much from those who share my passion for the Cubs is truly one of the highlights of my day. It is the discourse of BCB that has helped me to develop into the crazed, whacked-out, rabid fan that I am. Thanks Al for all you do.
Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas to all and here's to 2009 being out year.